The Buddy Bears (Billy Buddy Bear (voiced by Lorenzo Music/Howard Morris), Bobby Buddy Bear (voiced by Thom Huge), and Bertie Buddy Bear (voiced by Gregg Berger)) are a trio of singing bears and occasional antagonists.
They are known on television for their educational and harmonizing content. They also shun freethinking, once stating that "if you disagree, then you're just a troublemaker". Garfield often tells them that their "message" is wrong, although they never listen to him. Their television show once replaced Binky's, and Roy sometimes gets stuck as the fall guy for their routines (in this case, the person who thinks for himself). The only time they fought with each other is when Garfield tricked them into arguing about pizza toppings.
The Buddy Bears also have a sister named Betty Buddy Bear (voiced by Julie Payne).
- Binky Gets Cancelled Again!
- Return of the Buddy Bears
- Five Minute Warning
- Mistakes Will Happen (cameo)
- The Buddy Bears are a spoof of cartoon shows such The Get Along Gang (which Mark Evanier had written scripts for) and The Care Bears which focused on caring emotions, harmony, and lack of conflict.
- Ironically, the U.S. Acres segments from earlier seasons focused on similar values.
- In later episodes, it is shown that they take their promises literally (e.g. dropping two 16-ton safes on Roy after promising not to drop a 16-ton safe on him).